Died aged 53
Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, it heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. During his 10-year MLB career, Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons from 1949 through 1954, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Series championship. In 1997, MLB retired his uniform number 42 across all major league teams; he was the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored. MLB also adopted a new annual tradition, "Jackie Robinson Day", for the first time on April 15, 2004, on which every player on every team wears No. 42. Robinson's character, his use of nonviolence, and his talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation that had then marked many other aspects of American life. He influenced the culture of and contributed significantly to the civil rights movement. Robinson also was the first black television analyst in MLB and the first black vice president of a major American corporation, Chock full o'Nuts. In the 1960s, he helped establish the Freedom National Bank, an African-American-owned financial institution based in Harlem, New York. After his death in 1972, Robinson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of his achievements on and off the field.DbPedia
Commemorated on 4 plaques
Jackie Robinson (Jack Roosevelt Robinson) 1919-1972 The first African-American major league baseball player lived here from 1947 to 1949. As an infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was voted Rookie of the Year (1947) and Most Valuable Player (1949), won the National League Batting Title (1949) and led the Dodgers to the N.L. pennant in 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953.
5224 Tilden Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203, New York, NY, United States where they lived
Jackie Robinson 1919 - 1972 Cette plaque commemorative honore le sejour de Jackie Robinson au sein de l'equipe des Royaux et marque l'ancien emplacement du stade De Lorimier. En evoluant chez les Royaux, Jackie Robinson est devenu le premier jouer de couleur a jouer dans les ligues professionnelles. Jackie Robinson legua sa gloire aux siens et a tout le baseball et se merita une place importante parmi les immortels de ce sport. Dans l'esprit des Montrealais Jackie Robinson demurera toujours un symbole d'excellence, de courage et de perseverance.
English translation: Jackie Robinson 1919 - 1972 This commemorative plaque honours Jackie Robinson's period in the Royals team and marks the former location of the De Lorimier stadium. Evolving from the Royals, Jackie Robinson became the first player of colour to play in the professional leagues. Jackie Robinson bequeathed to his glory, and all of baseball and merits an important place among the immortals of the sport. In the hearts of Montrealers Jackie Robinson remains a symbol of excellence, courage and perseverance.
Place des Royaux, Montreal, QC, Canada where they was
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson [full inscription unknown]
outside wall of the original grandstand of Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 103 East Orange Avenue, City Island, Daytona Beach, FL, United States where they was
In this building Jackie Robinson on 10th April 1947 received his historic call from the Brooklyn Dodgers and changed America. He lived on the 11th floor in room 1169 of the former McAlpin Hotel
, New York, NY, United States where they lived